Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona addressed his use of pain killers in an interview with ESPN that aired Friday.
Interviewer Jeremy Schaap asked Francona how much reliance the former Sox skipper had on painkillers.
“Less in my last year of Boston than it was in my first year,” Francona said. “I had some, I had accumulated some pain pills and that’s not good...”
When Schaap asked if he was self-medicating, Francona replied: “Yeah, and that’s not good and I understand that.”
Francona, who was an ESPN analyst last year, was discussing his new book -- “Francona: The Red Sox Years,” written with the Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy.
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